CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 - Spotlight on Product Innovations and Expert Industry Education
A comprehensive education program will also take place during the five-day exposition with sessions emphasizing industry issues and trends, management and applied technology. Being the global gathering place for the construction equipment, materials and power transmission/motion control industries, CONEXPO-CON/AGG covers a record-breaking 2.3 million net square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibits.
This year, 2014 the show is coming up with several new features including:
- NEW Navigation Programs – Less walking, guaranteed! Getting around the show is much simpler with these new services such as superior shuttle service, Enhanced mobile navigation app, knowledgeable onsite guides to help answer questions and new internal routes get to one from one product area to another much faster.
- NEW Platinum Lot – Located directly across the South Hall – the 387,000 square feet of area is dedicated to equipment for aggregate processing, asphalt paving, drilling, and much more. A new show footprint consolidates outdoor exhibit space into three large areas (a new Platinum lot joins Gold and Silver) to create better attendee flow between outdoor and indoor exhibits.
- NEW Demolition and Recycling Pavilion – Promoting safe and economically feasible recycling of recoverable construction and demolition materials.
- NEW Education Packages – More flexibility and no wasted tickets.
This year, the show features a comprehensive education program with more than 110 sessions over 10 subject-matter tracks: aggregates, asphalt, best business management practices, concrete, cranes and rigging, earthmoving and site development, equipment management & maintenance, recycling & preservation, safety & regulations, and workforce development. The education sessions will be offered at varying times to fit attendee schedules, and new ticket packages provide flexibility for more cost savings. In addition, this time it will also be easier than ever to get around at the show, so attendees spend less time searching and more time connecting with the companies and products they want to see.
According to show management, quality, not size, is the goal. A strategic alignment with needs of the industry has led to programs and events geared up towards helping attendees and exhibitors achieve the most value out of their time at the shows.
"Attendees will find the latest products and technologies and technical experts ready to discuss product features and applications. In the space of a few days, in one place, visitors can examine and compare the best of what our industries have to offer," stated Megan Tanel, CONEXPO-CON/AGG show director and AEM vice president exhibitions and events.
"Attendees will also find the focused industry education, with the latest techniques and information; they need to run their businesses most efficiently. The opportunity to share experience and ideas with industry peers adds another dimension to the show experience," stated Melissa Magestro, IFPE show director and AEM senior director exhibitions.
"The goal, as with all our planning, is to create the most ROI for attendees and exhibitors, and these moves will definitely make a positive difference for 2014," Tanel noted.
For the convenience of international show visitors onsite, a comprehensive International Trade Center will provide assistance. Services include multi-lingual interpreters, a message center, phone/fax/e-mail access and private meeting rooms.
A Few Participating Companies
The Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), Construction, Cranes, and Materials Processing business segments will showcase new equipment, innovative safety features and unique service solutions. Manufactured by Terex AWP, Genie® branded products such as the Genie SX-180 telescopic boom, the Genie GS™-4069 bi-energy hybrid scissor lift, the Genie GTH™-1544 telehandler and many more, will be on display.
Besides, visitors to CONEXPO exhibition will be able to experience how Terex Construction machinery offers productivity, reliability and efficiency across the range. The Terex stand will showcase machines from across the construction range including the Tier 4i/ Stage IIIB TSR60 skid steer featuring a rated operating capacity of 1,500 lbs (680 kgs) to the largest machine in the compact wheel loader range, the TL120.
Terex Crane division will exhibit its Superlift 3800 crawler crane which has been designed to redefine performance in the 650 t capacity class and is a more than worthy successor to the highly regarded CC 2800-1. Requiring up to 30% less counterweight for long boom erection and complete with new-style cabin and Terex® fall protection system, the Superlift has a maximum lift capacity of 650 t at 12 m and a maximum hook height of 190 m.
Moreover, two more cranes will make their debut: a new, mid-size all terrain crane which specifically addresses the needs of the North American market; and a new class-defining truck mounted crane. All cranes are designed with customer needs in mind and will help them to deliver success.
From the Terex crushing and screening division, Powerscreen will display three new machines: Premiertrak™ 300 jaw crusher, the Powerscreen Trakpactor™ 320SR impact crusher and the Powerscreen Warrior™ 2100 high-capacity mobile screening plant. Terex® Finlay products on display will include two recent model launches in the North American marketplace: the J-1170 jaw crusher and the 684 screen. Whereas Terex® MPS will display the new CRJ3750 high-capacity portable jaw plant, the revolutionary LJ-TSV horizontal screen with variable slope operation, and the new MVP380X cone crusher featuring major enhancements that increase productivity.
Last but not the least Terex Washing Systems will exhibit the FM120BW bucket wheel range of sand classification systems that are highly efficient dewatering units and Terex® Environmental Equipment will exhibit a Biomass Whole Tree Chipper, TBC 430. The TEE Biomass 400 series has three different models and supports customers from biomass plans, logging operations, sawmills, forestry services, site clearing and land development.
The 950E excavator, LiuGong's large ton excavator, features a fuel efficient Tier III/Stage IIIA, 375 hp (280 kW) Cummins engine, ideally suited for high production construction applications. The advanced hydraulic system gives the 950E better speed of front end working equipment, while cutting down the hydraulic system's damper loss, for improved working efficiency. It is equipped with world-class components such as Cummins, Kawasaki, Nabtesco and Grammar. The 950E will also feature a LiuGong twin lock PowerLatch quick coupler.
The products that would be exhibited include Wirtgen Super 2100-3i with AB 600 TP2 Plus screed (succeeds the Super 2100-2), Vogele Vision 5200-2i paver with AB 600 TV screed, Vogele Vision MT 3000-2i Power Feeder, Hamm H 25i VC single-drum vibrating compactor, Hamm HD 12 VO tandem smooth-drum compactors, Wirtgen W 250i cold mill, Wirtgen W 200 Hi cold mill with hydraulic drum drive, Kleeman MC 110 R EVO mobile jaw crusher, Kleeman MC 110 Z EVO mobile jaw crusher, Kleeman MR 110 ZS EVO II impact crusher, and Kleeman MR 130 Z EVO II impact crusher.
Moreover, Self-loading concrete mixers give increased productivity on construction sites due to on-site mixing. On-site working minimizes transportation and fuel costs thereby minimizing the waste. High maneuverability, ease of operation and excellent road holding enables the vehicle to be positioned accurately and close to dumping site even on rough terrain.
HT67 RTJ (HT23 RTJ) has an unmatched working envelope with platform working height of 67 ft 5 in (20.5m), Horizontal outreach of 60 ft 5 in (18.3m) approximately 3 ft greater than industry standards and Optional Dual Load Capacity offers lifting capacity of up to 1000 lbs (450kg). The product has an incomparable lifting speed and in just 56 seconds it reaches to full height, increasing productivity two fold in this product segment.
Among the big booms range, the articulating boom, HA130 JRT has the best maneuverability in the market, with the most compact chassis, the tightest turning radius and the shorter wheelbase. It has excellent performance due to maximum Outreach of 65ft 4in (19.80m) and up to 3 simultaneous and proportional movements with non restricted working area. The operator has a full safety feeling with HA130 JRT and the machine is easy to maintain.
One of the exhibits on display at the show is the SCHEUERLE HighwayTrailer. This Highway Trailer is the ideal solution for the American market in a super-lightweight construction. The special construction of the central middle frame provides the vehicle with a very high degree of stability and load-bearing capacity in spite of the lightweight construction. On request, the HighwayTrailer is available in a telescopic version. Its hydraulic suspension and the lowest tare weight of its class make payloads up to 235.000 lbs easy to move. The impressive loading length of up to 100 feet guarantees a versatile use. Available with hydraulic gooseneck or trailer equipment, the SCHEUERLE HighwayTrailer offers the maximal combination of lightweight and efficiency.
Apart from the SCHEUERLE HighwayTrailer, a four axle WideCombi PowerBooster and SCHEUERLE-KAMAG K25 PowerBooster will also be on display.